THE SURFERS JOURNAL 31.5
n the cover of our new issue: The mirage-like Palmetto Point, in all its “everything aligns” glory. With access and, potentially, natural sediment distributions at risk due to big-moneyed interests, Barbuda’s already ephemeral wave could become nonexistent, wiped out in place of vacation estates and tee boxes. It’s the rare cause worthy of spot exposure in the name of preservation. Photo by Al Mackinnon (@almackinnon). On the back: Tahitian Matehau Tetopata (@matehau.tetopata), maintaining sculpture-worthy composure through Teahupoo’s bend. Photo by Seth de Roulet (@seth_de_roulet).
Further down the line, we check in with a creative multi-hyphenate turned ’80s clothing magnate, the internal monolog of a zeitgeist shredder, the extracurriculars of a European logger, the bright pallet of a Brazilian designer, an A-list shooter’s multi-decade retrospective, and a family three generations deep into hunting slabs and crafting trusted boards.